Konstantin Nikonov is the Russian Champion 2020

Nikonov vs Epifanov

Remarkable achievement as just one month ago he won the Russian Larix tournament as well. Nikonov started off very sharply and being the leader until 8 rounds when giving the lead away to Danilin, it was just briefly, as he pulled back and won the tournament with 11.5/15p score which is half a point higher than last year winner’s performance.

Congratulations to medal winners Nikonov, Epifanov and Danilin! Also it is worth mentioning Rizvanov, Fedorkin and Karasev’s performance as top 6 secure place in the next year’s final.

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